Teen seriously injured in texting while driving accident

A 16-year-old has recently suffered serious injuries in Des Moines in a car accident that was likely caused by texting and driving.

According to reports the two-vehicle accident happened on Oct. 5 at the intersection of Lacona Avenue and Southeast 14th Street. The 16-year-old driver was t-boned in his blue Chevrolet Cavalier by a pick-up truck. Off-duty Polk County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, Dan Charleston, happened to be in the area and responded to the scene of the accident. As Charleston peaked into the Cavalier, he found a young male driver clearly unconscious and with blood on his face. He then saw what likely caused this preventable crash: a cell phone on the driver’s lap with a half written text open on the screen.

The teenager who was believed to be in critical condition was transported to Mercy Hospital.

Unfortunately, innocent drivers sometimes suffer from serious injuries and damages by accidents they did not cause. If you have found yourself in a similar situation in Iowa, a car accident lawyer with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can work to get you the financial compensation you may be needing. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600.


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